Thursday afternoon, the Capitals announced they re-signed depth center Chandler Stephenson to a two-year, $1.3 million contract.
His contract is two-way ($650,000/$125,000) during the upcoming 2017-18 season and one-way ($650,000) during the 2018-19 season. Does this sound extremely familiar? Are you experiencing some weird déjà vu feelings? You should because the Capitals made basically the exact same deal yesterday, but for goaltender Pheonix Copley.
Since being drafted by the Capitals at 77th overall in 2012, Stephenson has registered 81 points (25 goals, 56 assists) in 174 career games with Hershey. Last season, Stephenson had 38 points (10 goals, 28 assists) in 72 games which gave him a career highs in points, goals, assists, and games played. He was ranked tied for third on the Bears in games played, fifth in assists, and seventh in points.
While the 23-year-old center has spent most of his time in Hershey, he did play four games with the Capitals last season. Stephenson has appeared in 13 career games with the Capitals.
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have re-signed center Chandler Stephenson to a two-year, $1.3 million contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Stephenson’s contract is two-way ($650,000/$125,000) during the 2017-18 season and one-way ($650,000) during the 2018-19 season.
Stephenson, 23, played in four games with Washington during the 2016-17 season and has appeared in 13 career games with the Capitals. The 6’0”, 204-pound center registered 38 points (10g, 28a) in 72 games with Hershey last season, setting career highs in points, goals, assists and games played. Stephenson ranked tied for third on the team in games played, fifth in assists and seventh in points. In addition, Stephenson recorded a career-long six-game point streak (3g, 3a) from Feb. 3 to Feb. 12 and registered a career-high three assists on Nov. 18 against Syracuse. The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, native has registered 81 points (25g, 56a) in 174 career AHL games with Hershey. He was drafted by the Capitals in the third round, 77th overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft.
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